City of Tacoma
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Public Sector value factors don't often favor progressive IT; City of Tacoma does this well.

IT Manager (Current Employee)
Tacoma, WA

ProsStability and the overall notion of 'status quo' prevails which averts the hurry factor associated with private sector employment. This usually promotes a balance of work and home life.

Government holidays and a generous benefits package also offer the prospect of long term stability. There is no 401k type product, but there is a mandatory pension plan that self-funds through your mandatory contribution of your own base pay. The City matches a percentage.

ConsPublic sector never fosters the concept of urgent. Strategic planning is a long term, slow, process. Once you have obtained internal IT consensus then departmental/customer buy-in the version upgrade or new product is out of rev' or actually already being given a sunset date by the vendor.

Advice to Senior ManagementIT infrastructure must stay ahead of broad organizational needs. Departments/customers cannot be trained as 'in the moment IT specialist' to their level of satisfaction for every project that cost more than $199.99 . The improvement to business process, efficiency of staff use, continual improvement of 'ease of use' and no worry storage/performance (better than good enough) must be the sell points to be successful. Otherwise departments will see no value in having their Windows 95, x386, Access 99 ... systems upgraded or replaced.

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    Good civil service position

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    Pros: Local job that provide support to user of the city. Good benefits… Cons: Like any government a lot of politics involved. Some supervisors… Advice to Senior Management: Managers need to ensue there is consistent policy enforcement between work… More
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    It's a good place to work

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    I have been working at City of Tacoma


    Pros: Great benefits and great people to work with. Cons: Our customers/public are never satisfied with anything Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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